TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Women giving birth in a Florida prison or county jail will not be handcuffed or otherwise restrained under a bill approved by the Florida Senate.
Senators passed the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act (SB 1086) by a vote of 39-0 on Friday. A similar bill (HB 779) is in the House.
The bill does allow pregnant women to be physically restrained if they're shown to be a security risk. A woman who believes she was held in violation of the act can file a grievance within one year of the incident.